Aperion Care Chicago Heights is a large nursing home located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This nursing home a solid overall score of B-, which surprisingly resulted in it being the top facility in the city. This place has some things working in its favor. The best part of this place's report card is is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 200 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We awarded this facility one of our better scores in the area of nursing, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. There are numerous criteria included in this category. Most of these factors reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an B+. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor dings aren't the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also awarded this nursing home a favorable grade in short-term care. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our more favorable grades. In our short-term care score, we try to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The final category we assessed is long-term care, proved to be this facility's worst area. We awarded this facility a D in that category. This is one of the couple of weak links on a strong report card. Long-term care grades in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 54.309166 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.24 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Aperion Care Chicago Heights Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Provider
A+
0.14%
State
B
3.23%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.95%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
F
82.08%
State
B-
18.17%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
11.83%
State
B
19.44%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
F
75.78%
State
C
21.9%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
74.18%
State
B-
88.88%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
3.45%
State
B+
13.64%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
F
2.59%
State
B
15.77%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.

Provider
B+
1.24
State
B
1.83
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
A+
2.59
State
B
15.77
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

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